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African Elephants

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915955

Water can be hard to find on African savannas. Luckily, African elephants have unique ways to stay cool and hydrated with their wrinkly skin and throat pouches! In this title, simple text helps young readers explore all the ways these elephants have adapted to their dry biome. Special features showing range, conservation status, and diet visually support the text to aid in learning and comprehension.

Bison

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915979

In the dead of winter on the prairie, grass hides under mounds of snow. Strong humps on bison backs help the animals push through to find a meal. This title uses easy-to-read text and spectacular photos to illustrate how bison have adapted to survive on the harsh Great Plains. Special features show diet, characteristics, and range to engage and support young readers in comprehension.

Hyenas

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915993

Hyenas have large hearts that make them perfect endurance athletes for covering large stretches of land. This is a key adaptation in the grasslands! This title uses simple text and features including maps and status charts to explain the adaptations of these giggling mammals. Young readers will learn that there is so much more to these misunderstood animals than the movies show!

The Circulatory System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915597

Our bodies contain a super highway of blood vessels that carry nutrients, waste, and much more from our heads to our toes. This network is the circulatory system! Beginning with a deep breath in, this fact-filled title uses easy-to-follow text and diagrams to allow readers to dive inside the body’s circulatory system!

The Digestive System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915603

After eating your favorite healthy snack, how does the body know where all the nutrients should go? The digestive system is a network of organs that works with other systems to feed the body the nutrients it needs to survive! Follow along as diagrams show the path food takes as it is broken down into usable parts. A close-up feature looks at the nutrient-absorbing cilia that line the small intestine. Pick up this title today to discover how our bodies get the energy to learn and grow!

The Muscular System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915610

Muscles are found nearly everywhere in the body! The muscular system works closely with many other systems to keep the heart pumping, the joints moving, and the lungs filling with air. In this title, take a peek beneath the skin to discover the differences between different types of muscles and their jobs, and see what a muscle looks like under the magnifying glass! Diagrams, photo labels, and other features add clarity to the text in this low-level book.

The Nervous System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915627

The nervous system works with all other systems in the body to make sure everything works smoothly! Without it, the brain would have no way to deliver instructions. Through vivid photos and diagrams, readers get an up-close look at the body’s different types of nerves. Leveled text provides descriptions to match the visuals to create a balanced and fun learning experience.

The Respiratory System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915634

Did you know all the air you breathe in passes through a special filtration system? It is one of the many ways the respiratory system keeps your body running smoothly! In this title, leveled text explains how the respiratory system works both inside and outside the body while vibrant photos and diagrams keep young readers engaged.

The Skeletal System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915641

The human body has 206 bones, and each has a special job to do! From giving the body shape to making blood cells, the skeletal system truly is the body’s foundation! Through labeled diagrams and carefully defined terms, readers can easily follow the skeletal system’s many roles.

Blizzards

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915658

Whipping wind blows snow into tall drifts across the road. Will cars be able to pass? This dilemma is just one effect of the powerful storms discussed in this low-level title. Engaging text and vibrant photos combine to tell readers how blizzards form, how they are forecast, and what damage they can cause. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, a windchill chart, and a notable blizzard profile add to readers’ understanding of this brutal natural disaster.

Earthquakes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915665

The world starts shaking. Cups and plates rattle in cupboards. Books fall off of shelves. It’s an earthquake! These natural disasters do billions of dollars worth of damage every year. But scientists still cannot predict them. This low-level text introduces how earthquakes form, the damage they cause, and how their damage can be prevented. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Richter scale chart introduce the key concepts of these powerful disasters to young readers.

Hurricanes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915672

Batten down the hatches! A hurricane is on the move. These powerful storms start in the ocean, but they quickly make their way to the coast. Their winds turn debris into dangerous projectiles. Their rains cause flooding in low-lying areas. But can this damage be prevented? This low-level title introduces readers to hurricanes, including how they form, how meteorologists predict them, and what damage they cause to affected areas. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Saffir-Simpson scale chart bring readers right into the eye of the hurricane!

Tornadoes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915689

Dark clouds form overhead. Strong winds blow debris across the yard, and a loud, droning siren pierces the air. Time to seek shelter: a tornado has been spotted! This low-level title introduces readers to the power of tornadoes, including engaging text and photos to show the destructive strength of these natural disasters. Special features including a Tornado Alley map, a tornado formation diagram, and an Enhanced Fujita scale will blow readers away!

Akitas

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915450

Akitas were first bred in Japan 400 years ago. Today, these dogs live around the world. You can find them working with police, helping people as therapy dogs, or just enjoying time with their families. Young readers will learn about these loyal friends through leveled text and bright pictures. Special features cover country of origin, life span, coat colors, and trainability in this high-interest title.

Cheetah or Leopard?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915740

Many big cats have patterned coats, but what is the difference between a cheetah’s spots and a leopard’s rosettes? In this low-level text, bright photos and side-by-side comparisons show this and other distinctions between cheetahs and leopards. Young readers will love to “spot” the differences between these cats!

Llama or Alpaca?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915757

Llamas and alpacas can be hard to tell apart. But between face shape and hair length, these human helpers have subtle traits that make them unique! Side-by-side comparisons support simple text and stunning photos to help readers identify these Andean animals.

Rabbit or Hare?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915764

From tall ears to fluffy tails, rabbits and hares are easy to confuse. Simple text, matching photos, and side-by-side comparisons help young readers spy the differences between these common animals. Peeking into rabbit burrows and hare nests, this title digs deep into these lookalikes!

Wolf or Coyote?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915788

Who is that howling from deep in the woods? Wolves and coyotes might have similar calls, but they have several differences! This engaging title uses simple text, clear photos, and side by side comparisons to show beginning readers the differences between these lookalike predators.

Beavers

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915269

Beavers build their own environment! Their dams block rivers, creating still waters for them to swim in. They chew down trees to construct elaborate beaver lodges. This title proves that beavers are true survivors. Its low-level text, striking images, maps, and status charts bring readers up close and personal with these furry wetlands critters!

Crocodiles

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915276

A floating log comes to life. It is really a crocodile in disguise! These mighty creatures are masters of camouflage. They use their tough green skin to survive in the wetlands biome. This low-level title includes maps, status charts, and other features to show how crocodiles thrive in the wild!

Herons

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915283

A tall heron stands in a swampy marsh. The heron bends its long neck to clean soft down feathers. These special feathers help herons stay clean and dry in the muddy wetlands! They are just one of many ways the heron has adapted to the wetlands biome. This low-level book uses maps, status charts, diet infographics, and other features to introduce readers to herons and their adaptations.

Hippopotamuses

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915290

Hippos can stay dry on land with special red mucus but these huge mammals prefer the muddy waters of their wetlands biome. There, they use special adaptations to thrive underwater. This book uses low-level text, vibrant photos, maps, status charts, and other features to bring readers up close and personal with the mighty hippopotamus!

Wood Ducks

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915306

Many dangers lurk in wetlands. Luckily, wood ducks have special adaptations to help them survive. These colorful birds use webbed feet to paddle through the murky waters. When predators draw near, they use wide wings to fly away! This low-level text features vivid photos, maps, status charts, and other features to introduce readers to the colorful wood duck and how they use their adaptations to thrive in the wetlands biome.

Inclined Planes

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915313

Inclined planes have been around for thousands of years. They might have even helped Egyptians build the pyramids! This low-level title explores the history and functions of these machines. It includes diagrams and simple experiments to show how inclined planes make our everyday lives easier.

Levers

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915320

Levers are found in many places, including your own body! From shovels to arms, levers help us get work done. This title explores the history of levers, the forces that make them work, and where they are found in everyday life. Diagrams and simple experiments allow for different avenues of learning in title for beginning readers.